An altercation took place at Bring Me The Horizon‘s show last night (October 03rd) in Salt Lake City, UT. Apparently the incident occured after the band reacted to a number of hecklers throwing things at them. This led frontman Oli Sykes to call them out, which caused a handful of rowdy audience members to rush the stage and attack him.
Sykes was apparently unharmed in the ensuing fracas, with the band returning to the stage a half hour later to finish out their set. Fan-filmed footage of the attack can be found below.
Update – October 04th 4:52pm:
Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oliver Sykes has since commented on the incident via his Tumblr. Here’s what he had to say regarding it:
“Just to clear any rumours… Nothing happened last night apart from a bunch of soft lads stomped on a lil kids head 5 seconds into our set, so we stopped playing, had a bit of a banter with em telling em to do one, then some fatty gets on stage tries to hit me, in which he completely fails, misses and falls over, and then gets sparked out by someone In our touring party. The “crew” then responded by running around the venue, breaking a very young girls jaw and stamping on her, and injuring a few more of our young fans. Proper hard init.
Not a member in Bmth or any of our touring party got so much as a scratch, oh one did want me to know he fucked my wife though, which hit me hard as you know I’ve been happily married for a long time now : )
Fucking mongs eh? What can u do?”